January 2011, this group will begin the journey through "Pieced Applique: Intricate Blocks Made Easy" by Penny Haren. She has several books so be sure you get the right one. There is a photo of the book at the bottom of this page. You do need to buy the book. This is a friendship group with no teacher... just friends playing, learning, and laughing together.... the technique and patterns are in the book.
We all will be making our own blocks to keep, but pacing ourselves together, 1 block per week. We can compare notes on the hard parts, and enjoy seeing photos of other quilter's blocks.
Proposed Schedule: (This is the date to begin each block. You then have all week to make it and hopefully post a photo sometime before the next week begins.)
January 2, 2011: Read the first part of the book pg 1-27. Make 3 Foundation Blocks: 6-1/2" Foundation Block, Four-Patch Foundation Block, and Nine Patch Foundation Block.
January 9: Half Square Triangle Foundation Block, Pinwheel Foundation Block, and Kaleidoscope Foundation Block.
January 16: Quarter-Square Triangles Foundation Block, Set on Point Foundation Block, and Bright Hopes Foundation Block.
January 23: Catch Up Week.... be ready to start the "real blocks" next week.
January 30: Laura's Cathedral Window, page 52.
February 6: Patrick's Spotlight, page 54.
February 13: Rosellen's Cross, page 58.
February 20: Advanced Liberty Star, page 62
February 27: Indiana Puzzle, page 68.
March 6: Catch Up Week.
March 13: Chain of Diamonds, page 70.
March 20: Rising Star, page 72.
March 27: Prosperity, page 74.
April 3: Michael Squared, page 76.
April 10: Nosegay, page 78.
April 17: Catch Up Week... between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.
April 24: Barb's Spinning Star, page 82.
May 1: Blazing Star, page 84.
May 8: Rolling Star, page 88.
May 15: Shirley's Star, page 90.
May 22: Starlight, page 92.
May 29: Catch Up Week.
June 5: Kaleidoscope Star, page 94.
June 12: Royal Diamonds, page 98.
June 19: Snowflake, page 104.
June 26: Facets of Jenn, page 106.
July 3: Virginia Snowballs, page 110.
July 10: Catch Up Week.
July 17: Bird's Nest, page 114.
July 24: Chris's Compass, page 118.
July 31: Sarah's Star, page 120.
August 7: Bill's Bright Hopes, page 124.
August 14: Slashed Album, page 128.
Congratulations to us all... We did it!!!!